Walking the Walk

Urban design from the front lines

Kevin Klinkenberg

Using urban design to make our lives more enjoyable and create wealth

This site is for all those interested in the making of cities and towns, and especially the lives of the humans that inhabit them. Kevin Klinkenberg is an architect and urban designer who's practiced from coast-to-coast. 

Leader of the week

Leadership matters. Even better is when leaders embrace a spirit of experimentation. Spend an inspirational 14 minutes watching Jannette Sadik-Khan, the former transportation commissioner of New York City, describe the changes she oversaw below. A few of my highlights:

  • Around 2:14 she talks about the importance of setting goals.
  • Around 4:55 what the Times Square changes say about public space vs traffic
  • Starting at 6:50 she shows some of the lesser-known changes, but have applicability to virtually every city of any size.